The world off ‘apps’ have revolutionised the way we interact with people, places, technology and generally how we approach things as a whole. DIY around the house is something man has struggled with through time, it’s a fact. We’ve all been there; wandering round a BNQ store staring somewhat bemusedly down at piece of scrap paper containing a few different numbers, calculations and measurements. Using phone apps, the sometimes laborious task of doing DIY can become easier – allowing the stress levels to go down and productivity and freedom to excel. This article is a breakdown of the eight best DIY apps out there.
Eden Garden Designer
Trying to create the perfect garden in your backyard in attempt to win the town’s annual ‘yard of the year’ award? Well, this app is perfect for you. Create your virtual garden with a whole range of different flowers to pick from – so when the big day comes to choosing what plants you want, you’re two steps ahead of the game. Rating 7/10.
Turn your phone into an accurate digital measuring device. Measure your TV, wall, cabinets, windows…the whole room is your measuring oyster! This app is ideal for DIY enthusiasts or people that can’t get enough of measuring stuff for fun. A solid app that does what it says on the tin. 8/10.
Magic Colour Picker
Trying to find the right colour that will match the general serene environment of your house? With magic colour picker you can go through different models of colour including RGB, HSV, HSL and YUV in effort to find the perfect t colour. However, the only downside is that the colour preview is tiny unless working on an iPad or other tablet. But overall,; not a bad little app at all. 7.5/10.
Get lost in a made daze by going round your house trying to make sure everything is dead horizontal; from the toaster to the picture frame on the mantelpiece. As you can see in the picture, the iHandy level acts as a digital spirit level. Simple, but effective. 7/10.
How to videos from Howcast.com
How to videos from Howcast.com supply a plethora of different clips demonstrating…well…’how to’! On this app you get a range of videos from ‘How to make an origami fish’ to ‘How to wire a plug’ (the latter being more useful for DIY. There is a lot of tat on this app, but there are some DIY gems also. 5/10.
This app was named one of the top 100 new home products for 2011 in This Old House magazine. If that doesn’t mean a lot to you….good!…because you shouldn’t be spending your time reading old house magazine – but spending your time doing the DIY work! Getting the equal spacing between staircase balusters just right can sometimes be a tiring job. With BalusterPro you simply mash in all the figures and… viola! The calculations are all done, supplying you with the important figures you need in order to proceed successfully. 10/10.
Tap4Renovations supplies the telephone numbers of contractors in the local area, categorised into Contractors, Electrical, Fencing, Flooring, Heating & Air, Landscaping, Painting, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Security, and Windows. However, you know you’ve failed when you’ve had to get a pro in! 5/10.
£1.49 is quite frankly a bargain for what you get with iHandy Carpenter! This app is really the crème de la crème of all DIY apps, with five features which are all great in their own right anyhow. These features are:
• Plump Bombs
• Surface Level
• Bubble bar level
• Steel proctor
• Steel ruler
A true 10/10 app.
In conclusion, as you can see here – there is plenty of DIY apps to keep those idle hands working. Men & women everywhere will break things in their house on purpose – just so they have an excuse to start afresh and make something new.
A big thank you to Distinctive Doors for this list of great DIY apps, it all comes in handy so get an app on your mobile today!